“1st Month In The Books…”

Posted: June 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

We Made It Through The Last Day Of April… The Whole Month Of May… And 2 Days Of June!!!

The Station Is Still Standing Strong…

The Training Going On @ RainCross Strength & Conditioning Has Been Amazing…

Day 1 Was Sketchy As F–K!!!

Hell… Week 1 Was Sketchy… No Electricity!!!

And Don’t Lie… Even You Thought It Was Sketchy… I Could See It All Over Your Faces!!! It’s Coo… I Know… The Place Was A Mess… But We Tried To Make It A Safe &  “Train-Able” Facility… But Faces Don’t Lie…

The Station Has Been Through So Many “Make-Overs” These Past Few Weeks…

From Piecing Together Those Freakin’ Rubber Puzzle Pieces Week After Week Only To Tear Them Apart Week After Week…

From Putting Down The New Rubber…

From Installing The Pull Up Rig…

From Painting The Un-Covered Flooring…

And Speaking Of Paint… The AMAZING BLACK AND GREEN PAINT THAT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED THE STATION!!!

And Of Course The Never-Ending Moving Of BarBells… Plates… KettleBells… DumbBells… GHD Machines… MedBalls… Etc. Etc. Trying To Find The Perfect “Home” For Everything…

The Last Day Of April and ALMOST The Entire Month Of May… I Still Didn’t “Feel” It…

Don’t Get Me Wrong… I Love The Station!!!

I’ve Loved Her Since Day One… At Her Ugliest!!!

Because Even @ Her Ugliest… Her Soul Was/Is Beautiful…

Just Needed Some Time To Shine Through…

Last Sunday… The Night Before “Murph”… Danielle & I Spent All Day @ The Station…   Which Has Been The Norm For The Past Few Weeks…

But Last Sunday… We Left With A Different Attitude… A Different “Feeling”…

Previous Sundays… We Wouldn’t Go Home Upset Or Mad… Just Beat Up & Tired… The Drives Home Were Filled With Silence & Droopy Eyes… The Only Words We Got Out Were Ordering Food @ “X” Drive Thru…

Not Last Sunday!!!

Before Locking Up For The Night… We Stood @ The Front Doors Just Staring Into The Station… And Realized…

She Was Almost Done!!!

***In My Eyes… The Station Will NEVER Be “Done”!!!***

We Drove Home Smiling… Happy… And Talking About The Fact That We Were Driving Home With Smiles On Our Faces & Were Happy!!!

I Wish I Could Tell You That We Got Home Early Enough To Make A Nice… Healthy Home Cooked Meal… But It’s Sunday… And Yes… I/We Really Do Eat Porky’s Pizza Every Sunday!!!

Then… Came Monday… “Memorial Day Murph”…

And The Faces…

YOUR Faces…

Faces Don’t Lie…

Obviously… Danielle & I Were There Early To Finish Up Last Min Clean Up Stuff… Then Slowly… People Started To Trickle In… In The Beginning… I Was Able To Talk To A Few Of You One On One… But Then… The Flood Gates Opened Up… So Many People Showed Up!!! AMAZING!!!

I Always Say It… I Know… I Don’t Talk Much… But I Hear/See Everything…

As I Was Walking Around Trying To Figure Out The Heats… I OverHead A Group Talking About How They Thought That Today Was The Grand Opening…

Not Because They Thought It Was Advertised Or Promoted As Such… But Just Based On How The Station Looked!!!

Which Felt Amazing… To Both Myself & To Danielle…

It Wasn’t Even Said Directly To Us… I Just OverHead It… And It Meant The World To Me… To Us…

Anyways… After Hearing That… That’s Why I Started Off The “Memorial Day Murph” Huddle Up By Saying… “Even Though It Looks Like It… This Is Not RainCross Strength & Conditioning’s Grand Opening!!! That’s Not What Today Is About…”

We Suffered Through “Murph” & Once Everything Calmed Down… So Many Of You Came Up To Us Saying How Great The Gym Looked & How Proud You Were To Be Apart Of It…

For Those Who Missed Monday… Tuesday Was Your 1st Time Seeing The Station In Her Most Recent Transformation… And Same Thing…

Those Faces…

She’s Almost Done…

Yes… We Still Are Having A Grand Opening… We Want To Give Everyone Enough Head Ups On A Date So That We Can Get All Of Our RainCross Family Together On This Special Day!!!

Banner Is In…

Outside Signs Should Be In No Later Than 2 Weeks…

The “Cubby/Lounge/MOBility” Area Is Coming Along… And… What I Saw This Past Saturday While Out Shopping… It’s Gonna Be SIC!!!

Might Have To Open Up A Real “RainCross Lounge” On Saturday Nights Once Everything Is Nice & Pretty!!! Nothing Like Talking About How Horrible/Amazing The Past Week Was Over A Few Drinks… Or Trying To Guess What I’m Going To Throw At You Ladies & Gents Next Week!!!

Then Just Little Paint Touch Ups & We’re Good…

Patience…

Just Like A Clean… Or A Snatch… Or Double Unders… Or A Muscle Up… Or A Pull Up… Or Push Up On Your Toes… Or Running A Lap Without Stopping…

Patience…

You Can’t Rush It… You Can’t Expect It To Just Fall In Your Lap…

You Will Have Some Set Backs…

You Will Have Some Good Days & Some Bad Days…

But It’s What You Make Of It…

Think About This Past Week…

And This Is The Beginning Of A Whole ‘Nother Post…

“Hero Week…”

We Didn’t Just Perform “Murph”…

Every Day This Past Week… Monday-Friday… We Performed A “Hero” WOD… With A “Girl/Hero” WOD Mash Up On Saturday…

We Did A Lot Of Hard Work…

And We All Made It Through…

We’re Pretty Strong…

Mentally & Physically…

Did You Just Stop Lifting Weights All Together Just Because Your “X” Lift Wasn’t On Point Today?!?!

Did You Stop Doing Pull Ups Because Your Hands Ripped A Little Bit?!?!

Did You Stop Running Because You Got A Little Blister On Your Foot?!?!

Did We Turn In The Keys Because We Didn’t Have Electricity Or Water?!?!

Did We Turn In The Keys When The Roof Leaked?!?!

Did We Turn In The Keys Because We Were Sick & Tired Of Constantly Laying Down & Tearing Up The Stupid Floor?!?!

Hell No!!!

Why???

Because Of The Strength That All Of Us Have Deep Inside Of Us…

RainCross Strong…

It’s Never Going To Be Easy…

Anything Worthwhile Is Never Going To Be An Easy Task To Achieve…

Patience…

Hard Work…

Consistency…

And Determination…

It’s Sunday, June 3rd, 2018…

Day 48 Since We Got The Keys To The Station…

Training Day 35 @ RainCross Strength & Conditioning…

And It’s Just The Beginning…

I Can’t Wait To See What The Future Has In Store…

RainCross Strong…

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ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

Active Rest Day… Get Out & Do Something… Or Nothing… Rest!!! You Ladies & Gents Earned It!!!

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3…2…1…GO!!!

Mando

 

I Was On My Way To Get My Hair Cut The Other Day… Which Is Right By My Mom’s House… So I Had To Stop By And Make My Bi-Weekly “Raiding Of The Fridge” Trip!!! LOL… Sorry Mom… Love Ya… Anyways… I Walked Past My Sister’s Room & Saw This… Pretty Perfect…

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